Cancer-killing treatment using a common cold virus offers hope to patients with inoperable tumors 

Cancer-killing treatment using a common cold virus offers hope to patients with inoperable tumors Phase I clinical trial announced Friday was conducted at NYU Langone Health Used a combination of a live cold virus with an immunotherapy drug  Treatment shrank melanoma tumors in 47% of the trial’s 36 participants  Several studies have examined how oncolytic viruses can … Read more

Brazil coronavirus variant is now second most common in the US

PFIZER WHEN WAS IT APPROVED? December 11, 2020  WHO CAN GET IT? Anyone 16 or older DOSAGE: 2 doses, given 21 days apart  HOW DOES IT WORK? Uses messenger RNA to deliver a tiny bit of genetic code from the virus to ‘teach’ the body to make a protein that provoke antibody production   HOW EFFECTIVE … Read more

COVID-19 could become the new common cold: Experts predict the virus is here to stay

COVID-19 could become the new common cold: Experts predict the virus is here to stay – but will become weaker over time Public health experts believe COVID-19 will likely become an endemic disease, meaning always present in the population but circulating at low rates  Recently, a new model looked at studies of the four common-cold … Read more

Five common questions from share investors answered

‘So, how much money will I make…?’ Revealed: The top five questions asked by share investors, answered by a stockbroking expert By Rachel Winter For This Is Money Published: 09:23 BST, 6 April 2021 | Updated: 09:23 BST, 6 April 2021 Rachel Winter: What books should you read to learn about markets? Find her recommendations below … Read more

Terrifying moment common octopus attacks author Lance Karlson at Geographe Bay in Dunsborough, WA

Terrifying moment angry octopus attacks a lifeguard standing on the shore – moments before wrapping its tentacles around his NECK A former lifeguard has been viciously attacked by an ‘angry’ octopus   The father-of-one was launched at by the ‘sea monster’ in Dunsborough in WA  Mr Karlson described the animal as ‘the angriest octopus in Geographe Bay’   By … Read more

Drivers could face a costly bill as many car insurers won’t pay out for common incidents

How good is YOUR car insurance policy? Many won’t pay out for common incidents including lost keys or misfuelling Motorists could lose hundreds of pounds due to gaps in car insurance  Only 54% of the policies analysed provide misfuelling cover as standard  A further 46% don’t cover mobile phones if damaged or destroyed in your car  … Read more

Will THIS Covid vaccine mean an end to the common cold?

Will THIS Covid vaccine mean an end to the common cold? Scientists develop a $1 shot that may protect people against other coronaviruses Researchers at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech used a platform that places a piece of synthesized viral DNA into genetically altered E. coli The bacteria, which is now a host … Read more

Early Covid surges were 150% more common in counties with large minority populations

Coronavirus has left no corner of the U.S. untouched, but counties with large minority populations are up to 150% more likely to have been hard-hit by infections compared to mostly white regions of the country, new data shows.  The virus spread like wildfire in communities of color, taking off fastest first in areas with large … Read more

Common steroid has saved the lives of 1.4m Covid patients around the world, experts reveal 

Common steroid has saved the lives of 1.4m Covid patients around the world, experts reveal A common steroid which costs around 50p a day can cut Covid deaths by a third The drug was made available to patients on English hospital wards last June  Steroid cuts death rates and hospital stays when combined with an … Read more

Moment police warn attendees at Sarah Everard memorial on Clapham Common that they need to leave

‘This is no longer a vigil’: Moment police warn attendees at overcrowded Sarah Everard gathering on Clapham Common that they needed to leave – as event descended into chaos Metropolitan Police are facing questions over handling of the Sarah Everard vigil Officers filmed pushing mourners and arresting women at Clapham Common A liaison officer was … Read more